Google has finally rolled Google Podcasts out for desktop and iOS, nearly a year after its Android release, but there’s still a catch…
Google Podcasts Debut on Desktop and iOS
Google Podcasts are now available for iOS devices and the web. Which people might take to mean simply navigating over to podcasts.google.com will do the trick. It doesn’t.
In true Google fashion, heading over to podcasts.google.com won’t supply visitors with the app. Instead, it merely directs people to download the app to their smartphones. In order to fetch the player interface, it’s necessary to select a particular episode of a certain podcast in search.
Although, anyone signed into their Google account will find one benefit. If syncing is on, it will pick up right where the individual left off.
Meanwhile, on desktop, users must Google the name of the podcast and a list of recent episodes will appear. Clicking on the link will play the episode.
Rolling out this week you’ll be able to search for and play podcasts directly in Google Search across Android, iOS, and desktop browsers, a step toward making audio a first-class citizen across Google. pic.twitter.com/29ohC7W9z8
— Zack Reneau-Wedeen (@ZackRW) May 9, 2019